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Journey to the abyss : the diaries of Count Harry Kessler, 1880-1918

Author: Harry Kessler, Graf; Laird McLeod Easton
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A volume of early diaries by the exiled museum director and secret agent encompasses the turn of the twentieth century and offers unique insights into European court life and a world on the brink of the Great War.
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Genre/Form: Tagebuch 1880-1918
Diaries
History
Personal narratives
Sources
Personal narratives, German
Named Person: Harry Kessler, Graf; Harry Kessler, Graf; Harry Kessler, Graf; Harry Kessler, Graf; Harry Kessler, Graf; Harry Kessler, Graf; Harry Kessler, Graf
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Kessler, Graf; Laird McLeod Easton
ISBN: 9780307265821 030726582X
OCLC Number: 704383083
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
A selection of the early diaries, 1880-1918, of Count Harry Kessler, translated into English for the first time.
Description: xxiv, 924 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Boyhood and education : June 1880-December 1891 --
A trip around the world : December 1891-October 1893 --
Becoming modern : October 1893-April 1902 --
The new Weimar : April 1902-July 1906 --
The Belle Époque : July 1906-July 1914 --
At the front : July 1914-July 1916 --
Endgame : July 1916-November 1918 --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Tagebuch, 1880-1937.
Responsibility: edited, translated, and with an introduction by Laird M. Easton.
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A volume of early diaries by the exiled museum director and secret agent encompasses the turn of the twentieth century and offers unique insights into European court life and a world on the brink of the Great War.

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